Hamsa (in Arabic meaning "Five") recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The symbol predates Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
In Islam, it is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad's daughter Fatima Zahra. Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the Virgin Mary.
Jews refer to it as the hand of Miriam in remembrance of the biblical Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron.Early use of the hamsa has been traced to ancient Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq).
- Hand carved in solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze.
- Embedded 2mm white cz.
- Soldered bronze eyelet.
- The hand is about 22mm.
- Signed in the back by artist
- 14k gold filled ear wire.
- Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated so does not rub or peel off.
- Nickel free